Our official All Points North event is now on hold until May 2021 but we'd still love people to ride their own routes to our ten checkpoints, starting on the weekend of the 5th September.You can start your ride at any time on Saturday, 5th September from any of the nine control points OR Sheaf Square, Sheffield train station.We want to make it as easy as possible for people to take part whilst also trying to reduce people’s need to drive to Sheffield in order to start, so instead of starting the event from our HQ, we want you to start and end your ride from the checkpoint that’s nearest to your home.We understand that this makes life easier for riders who live in the north of England, so instead of our event HQ, our tenth checkpoint will now be Sheaf Square, outside Sheffield train station which will hopefully encourage a few of you to arrive by train rather than driving up to Sheffield.This means that if you don’t start your ride at Sheaf Square, you’ll need to visit it as your tenth control instead.
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Castle Howard is a magnificent stately home that was built in 1699 by architect John Vanbrugh. The Baroque building has been home to the Howard family for over 300 years. Set amongst extensive gardens and parkland, the castle is known as one of the great palaces of Europe and deservedly so.
You can visit the gardens from 10am - 5pm, or stop by at the tea rooms. The house is open from March until November. Tickets cost £19.95 per adult. Further information: castlehoward.co.uk
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Actually not what most people think of as a pier but a breakwater protecting the Tweed estuary and Berwick harbour. Possible to cycle along the pier to the lighthouse at the end for excellent views all around. Views include Lindisfarne and the other Farne islands as well as the local beaches and good views westward to Berwick. Great symbolic starting point for the Pennine Cycleway.
If cycling along the pier be careful not to cycle off the edge!
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